The IML-CZO is participating in select activities proposed by other CZOs:
Expanding the CZO network concept to China has long been an important target of the National Science Foundation of China, NSF of the United States, and SoilTrEC of the European Union. At the 2012 Wuhan CZO workshop held at the China University of Geosciences, many participants spoke very favorably of the concept and the goal to link potential sites in China, the United States, and Europe. We propose that CZO funds be matched with appropriate resources in China to establish a CZO Visiting Chinese Scholars Network for hosting those interested in establishing and maintaining CZO-like networks in China in conjunction with reciprocal visits. The U.S. CZOs would host the scholars, paying for their accommodations (five scholars for one month).
The U.S.-China Ecopartnerships (co-PI Filley is the Purdue director of this program) will play an important role in this program. We would also encourage partnerships with the China Scholarship Council to host longer-term student exchanges (one to two years), with travel costs covered by the Chinese institutions.
Collaboration between researchers from different disciplines is one of the linchpins of CZO research.
We propose a weeklong workshop to discuss analytical and sensing innovations and problems related to the use of specific isotopic, mineralogical, microbial, and organic geochemical proxies and various in-situ sensors for measuring hydrological and ecological fluxes across CZO sites. Workshop topics could include:
In addition, the workshop would provide an opportunity to discuss the integration of these proxies and measurements into mechanistic and process-level models. This workshop would stimulate research collaborations across disciplines and across CZOs. Such workshops could also generate or facilitate follow-up proposals, synthesis papers, or integrative models. Our CZO would provide travel and accommodation allowances for a select number of invited participants, but the workshop would be open to all. These workshops can be linked to the CZ Network Cyberseminar Series and CZ Network Research Workshops proposed by other CZOs.
Ongoing modeling activities at each CZO will be communicated and integrated across the network through a series of cross-site visits. Our CZO pledges travel funds for modelers to visit and tour our CZO. During those visits, modelers will be cross-fertilized in terms of conceptualizations and codes to help make best use of available data. This activity can be tied together with CZO Joint Research Field Campaigns proposed by other CZOs. In particular, we plan to apply and test the MLCan model in the IML and Shale Hills CZOs to investigate similarities and differences in soil/plant continuum and the relationship between above- and below-ground biotic/abiotic interactions. Such a modeling effort could be extended to other CZOs. We will also jointly investigate the proposed integrative and adaptive 4M (mapping, monitoring, modeling, and managing) strategy for applications in several CZOs.
2017 (In Review)
Designing a network of critical zone observatories to explore the living skin of the terrestrial Earth. Brantley, S.L., McDowell, W.H., Dietrich, W.E., White, T.S., Kumar, P., Anderson, S., Chorover, J., Lohse, K.A., Bales, R.C., Richter, D., Grant, G., and Gaillardet, J. (2017): Earth Surface Dynamics Cross-CZO National
Critical Zone Observatory for Intensively Managed Landscapes (IMLCZO) Annual Report 2016. Kumar, P. (2016): NSF Award #1331906 Cross-CZO
Determining the Role of Hydraulic Redistribution Regimes in the Critical Zone. Lee E., Kumar P., Barron-Gafford G., Scott R., Hendryx S., Sanchez-Canete E. (2015): Abstract H53E-1701 presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec. Cross-CZO
Chapter 2 – The Role of Critical Zone Observatories in Critical Zone Science. White T., Brantley S., Banwart S., Chorover J., Dietrich W., Derry L., Lohse K., Anderson S., Aufdendkampe A., Bales R., Kumar P., Richter D., McDowell B. (2015): Developments in Earth Surface Processes 19: 15–78 Cross-CZO National
Frontiers in International Critical Zone Science - Beijing, China Workshop Report . Banwart, S. and Zhu, C. (2015): Beijing Workshop Report, May 21-23, 2014 Cross-CZO National
Common Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) Infrastructure and Measurements. J. Chorover, S. Anderson, A. K. Aufdenkampe, R. C. Bales, S. L. Brantley, W. Dietrich, P. Kumar, K. A. Lohse, W. McDowell, D. Richter, T. White (2015): A Guide Prepared By CZO PIs, May 05, 2015 Cross-CZO National
30 Jun 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - This year's Fall Meeting will have more than 12 sessions related to Critical Zone science.
27 Jun 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Discussion is open on "Designing a network of critical zone observatories to explore the living skin of the terrestrial Earth" in ESurf.
23 Jun 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.
21 Jun 2017 (National, IML) - Scientists obtain comprehensive view of agricultural ecosystems
22 May 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Contribute a classroom or field activity to Teach the Earth.
06 Apr 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - 2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society.
24 Mar 2017 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a professional scientific society, made up of soil scientists, educators, and consultants focused on...
22 Nov 2016 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - CZOs at AGU 2016: Agenda and award recipients
01 Feb 2016 (National, IML) - Summary of a conference and workshop dedicated to Critical Zone Science, Sustainability, and Services in a Changing World hosted by Purdue University.
04 Dec 2015 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Taking the Pulse of the Earth's Surface Systems In September of 2014, Laurel Larsen (UC Berkley), Elizabeth Hajek (Penn State), and others...
28 Nov 2015 (National, IML) - Get a sense of the people and the work. Several members of the Intensively Managed Landscapes (IML) CZO are profiled here.
28 Nov 2015 (National, IML) - Associate Quaternary Geologist, Illinois State Geological Survey; Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
28 Nov 2015 (National, IML) - Head of Surface Water Hydrology & Hydraulics, Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
08 Apr 2014 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Reactive Transport Modeling Survey – Community Needs for Biogeochemical Studies The below survey is designed by Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, Kate...
02 Apr 2014 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - March 31, 2014. Dr. Enriqueta Barrera (NSF CZO program director) and Dr. Gordon Grant (USFS; CZO Steering Committee chairperson)
06 Mar 2014 (National, Boulder, Calhoun, Catalina-Jemez, Christina, Eel, IML, Luquillo, Reynolds, Shale Hills, Sierra) - Presentations describing the Integrated CZO Data system and how to use it; for interested CZO investigators, students & staff.
03 Mar 2014 (National, IML) - The IML-CZO focuses on intensely managed agricultural and urban landscapes in Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota.
Speakers: Dr. Enriqueta Barrera (NSF) and Dr. Gordon Grant (USFS)
2014 All Hands Meeting for the CZO Network
Tenaya Lodge, Fish Camp, California.
Using a CZO network to explore the architecture, dynamics and evolution of the Critical Zone
IML CZO and the CZOData team will discuss sharing data.
Online: 3-5 EDT / 2-4 CDT / 1-3 MDT / 12-2 PDT.
IML-CZO Offers Short Course on Organic Matter
Critical Zone Science, Sustainability, and Services in a Changing World Workshop
AGU 2015: A Town Hall for the Network of Critical Zone Observatories (TH25D)
San Francisco, CA - Moscone Center, Moscone West - 2010.
Review of CZO network by NSF will occur in Fall 2016
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA
Moscone Center, San Francisco, California .
Town Hall: Critical Zone Observatories: Platforms for Collaborative Science
AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Critical Zone Services webinar presented by David Breshears and Jason Field
Blue Revolution: Water scarcity in a changing world webinar presented by Praveen Kumar.
Drought resilience and water security presented by Roger Bales
Forecasting of Earth surface processes webinar presented by Jon Pelletier.
Policy Relevance of Critical Zone Science webinar presented by Steve Banwart
"Critical Zone Science: Current Advances and Future Opportunities”. Arlington, VA (near NSF).
DEADLINE: 01 APRIL 2017 for registration & optional abstract.
Hilton Hotel, Arlington, Virginia.